People who are in car accidents in South Carolina and submit a claim to their insurance company expect payment for damages. However, an insurance company may not pay for the claim, and there are numerous reasons why this may be. Some are legitimate, while others are not, and the insurance holder should take further steps to ensure the company pays for what is right.
After planning a great Friday night out on the town in South Carolina, you realize you may have one drink too many so you decide not to drive. Instead, you rely on your favorite rideshare service to take you there and back. On the way home from the bar, a car stops suddenly before your Uber driver and they collide. Your seatbelt was on, but as the adrenaline fades you can feel a pain shooting up your back. At Beau Seaton Attorney at Law, we find that many passengers do not know how to react in these situations, but those first few minutes are crucial.
At Beau Seaton Attorney at Law, we recognize that insurance companies in South Carolina have one primary goal. They need to pay out as few claims as possible for the lowest amounts they can to make a profit. Unfortunately, that does not coincide with a driver or pedestrian’s need for compensation so they can recover after an accident. As a result, even when the other driver is at fault, their insurance company may choose to deny your claim. What do you do now?
Driving in South Carolina can often be stressful, especially in certain situations. Driving stress can easily lead to aggression behind the wheel, which is commonly referred to as road rage. Preventing yourself from experiencing aggression while driving is key to ensuring a safe experience for you and your passengers. Geico offers the following information on road rage and explains how you can prevent it from occurring.
Many South Carolina residents may be aware of the growing concern regarding distracted driving. While this term may apply to many actions, such as eating and grooming, that take a driver's focus away from the road, texting seems to be the most common culprit. Getting into a car accident is one of the biggest risks associated with distracted driving, but there may also be other consequences, such as fines and increased insurance rates.
You are slowly recovering from the trauma of having been involved in a car accident in South Carolina and now you face the process of discussing what happened with your insurance company. At Beau Seaton Attorney at Law, we understand the complications that can often arise when it is time for you to begin working with your insurance company to agree on a settlement.
If you were having trouble securing insurance payments for an auto collision in the South Carolina Lowcountry, you would be far from alone. In fact, it is the state's at-fault liability system that is likely to make recovering funds from your insurance company somewhat complicated.
Reckless drivers who disregard the safety of others on the road should be held fully responsible for causing a crash, and these accidents happen for many reasons. Speeding is one of the more common causes of preventable auto accidents and it is important to understand some of the different motivating factors behind a driver’s decision to go over the speed limit. Unfortunately, this behavior has claimed many lives over the years and it has left countless victims with injuries that shatter their future.
Each day, there are far too many tired drivers on the road, and they are putting many lives at risk. Sadly, some people do not realize just how serious it is to drive while fatigued, and this can result in a fatal collision. Driver fatigue has many causes and some of them will be examined in this write-up. If you every feel that you are too tired to drive, it is imperative to stay off the road until you are well-rested. Many people ignore this advice and if you are struck by someone who was too tired to drive, do not hesitate to take a stand for your legal rights.
Workers become injured while performing their job duties in various ways, from accidents that result from careless co-worker behavior to weather-related mishaps. However, some accidents are caused by a lack of training and familiarity with numerous types of equipment and job-related duties. For example, someone may have a position which requires them to operate some sort of vehicle, or they may be asked to do so by a manager temporarily, even though they are not qualified. This may happen in the construction industry and many other lines of work. For example, a restaurant owner may ask one of their employees to deliver something even though they do not have a driver’s license or any experience behind the wheel.